Trick or Tweet: R.L. Stine takes over Scholastic’s social media this Halloween
By Megan on October 2nd, 2012
This Halloween, before applying your zombie makeup and hitting up every house in the neighborhood for candy, add this to your calendar: R.L. Stine is taking over Scholastic’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for a two-hour live chat!
On Wednesday, October 31st, from 1 to 3pm EST, the bestselling author of the Goosebumps® series will be taking the reigns on our Facebook page and Twitter handle to share spine-tingling stories, photos, trivia, and jokes, and answer readers’ questions. R.L. Stine is joining us for the second year in a row, and in case you missed it last year, he came to our office, cracked open his laptop, and delivered hilarious answers to fan questions like “What’s your favorite Halloween candy?” and “Where do you find inspiration for your writing?”
This year, the takeover is even more special because we’re celebrating an incredible milestone: 20 years of Goosebumps . In July 1992, Scholastic introduced a monthly book series by R.L. Stine called Goosebumps with Goosebumps: Welcome to the Dead House. Twenty years later, Goosebumps is now one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time—with more than 400 million books sold in 32 languages, selling at the phenomenal rate of four million books per month in the mid-1990s. He has written over 300 horror fiction novels and he’s even been recognized by Guinness World Records as the ‘Most Prolific Author Of Children’s Horror Fiction Novels’.
There are a few things you can do to get ready for the event:
- check out the Official Goosebumps Facebook Page for daily trivia, fun facts, and the always-awesome Throwback Thursdays. And be sure to check back all October long as we kick off the 20th Anniversary celebration. There will be weekly Goosebumps giveaways, fun memories, fan polls, offers and more!
- check out which titles R.L. Stine has listed as the books that have shaped his life.
- think of a question to ask R.L. Stine during the takeover!
Given his track record, the master of horror might have a few tricks up his sleeve. You’ve been warned.
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